Comments: Skiing Day 1

Its good that I hear no mention of altitude sickness. Those headaches can really be a bummer.

Gah, only on the slopes for 5 hours and you still feel like you are walking in your ski boots? Of course you do. You've been crouching for 5 hours. All your leg muscles are complaining. No great surprise.

I am (of course) jealous. I haven't had my skis out for a couple years. Part of that had to do with the shoulder pain (which I got fixed with the rotator cuff surgery this last October) and part of it had to do with my right knee joint (which has started to complain about being dislocated back in 1970).

It sounds like you are having fun. Keep at it.

Posted by The Thomas at February 13, 2009 12:12 AM

I love skiing.

We used to ski in shorts and t-shirts.

Kids pick it up like it's nothing.

when I was a kid, school was M-Th, and Friday was for ski trips. That was when I lived in Denver.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at February 13, 2009 10:02 AM

LOL - glad you're having so much fun. Sounds wonderful. I knew your boys would take to it instantly... it's like they have these things embedded in their systems and all you have to do is put skis in front of their face and - bam - they can just do it. (what I wouldn't give to have learned that kind of stuff back when I was a kid...)

And yeah, when you do strenuous exercise at home - there is no soreness when you go ski. Way back when my daughter was dancing ballet (like 6 days a week) her class did a ski trip for a day. She was the only one in class who wasn't the least bit sore. Some kids were so sore, they didn't even go to school the next day. She didn't even have a twinge of sore muscles. LOL.

Posted by Teresa at February 13, 2009 10:25 AM

I have never been skiing....water or snow. I would love to...although you don't usually see an elephant on skiis for a reason. :)

I'm glad you guys are having such a ball....and sorry to hear hubby is not up to par.

Posted by Rave at February 13, 2009 10:34 AM

Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

Posted by PeggyU at February 13, 2009 01:32 PM

Too hot? Take off a layer. Remember I told you I only use three layers. I'm impressed with your skiing. It took me three years to get off a green in a monoski, but then, I'm not much of an athlete. BOEC at Breckenridge (where I went the first three years) is super cautious. It wasn't until I started going to Challenge Aspen at Snowmass that I got good. BOEC didn't push me. Challenge Aspen did. Sounds like you'll be on blacks by the end of your trip. I'm sure the boys will. They have no fear.

Posted by Denny at February 13, 2009 01:52 PM